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Mega Man: ‘you’ve not seen the last of him’, says Capcom

Wednesday, 14th November 2012 08:13 GMT By Dave Cook

Mega Man’s 25th anniversary came and went this year without so much as a birthday cake or new game to mark the occasion. However, developer Capcom hasn’t forgotten about the blue bomber just yet, and has promised he will return on both console and handhelds going forward.

Speaking with Nintendo Power – by way of Siliconera – Capcom USA senior vice-president, Christian Svensson discussed the absence Mega Man titles, “I can say with certainty that you’ve not seen the last of the Blue Bomber on consoles and handhelds, and, with luck, we’ll be celebrating his 50th anniversary, including all of the games you’re going to enjoy over the next 25 years.

“That said, an issue we’ve had in the past has been talking about games and announcing them before we’re certain they’re going to come out, which unfortunately has lead to profound disappointment for many fans. So for now, I’m going to have to stay mum about any details.”

It’s a tease, but at least Mega Man is set to return in some capacity. It comes as Capcom discussed hopes to release the first six Mega Man NES titles on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Thanks PocketGamer.

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5 Comments

  1. TD_Monstrous69

    I almost hope that they don’t do anything as regards to Mega Man. Because this generation, Capcom has benn almost nothing short of incompitent when it has come to creating new games for some of their iconic franchises (RE5, RE6, Bionic Commando anyone?), with the only exception maybe being the Street Fighter games, and they’ve benn basically milking the shit out of them. Also, they’ve been just as incompitent with new IP’s, by basically throwing them out to market with very little ad support (can anyone remember seeing a TV ad for Asura’s Wrath?). The only bright spots I see from them in the future are games not even made by them (namingly, Ninja Theory’s Devil May Cry, and the new IP Remember Me from French studio Dontnod). So my advice for them would be is if the do make a new Mega Man title, don’t make it yourselves. Why not try calling up ol Keiji Inafune, and his new studio? I mean, why not hand the creative reigns for a new Mega Man back to the original creator?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Greek God

    Dont believe Capcoms lies.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    Bionic Commando was (a) GREAT and (b) developed by Grin, who are now sadly defunct.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    I know we haven’t because they can always cancel more Mega Man games. Heck, why not cancel some MM games before announcing / making them?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    I could see a Mega Man Legends game with a bit of Skylanders collectableness worked in for WiiU. The WiiU pad can act as a reader the same way Skylanders portal does. I can it being used a lot next gen, I can only imagine what Nintendo could do with Pokemon games.

    #5 2 years ago

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